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hereElephant Hills Thailand

Elephant Hills Thailand

I was lucky enough to win a holiday to Elephant Hills, Thailand’s first Luxury Tented Jungle Camp – which comprises of two camps, the Elephant Camp, and the floating Rainforest Camp, both situated in the Khao Sok National Park in the Surat Thani province. We opted for the four-days and three-nights Rainforest Nature Safari at […]

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hereZeavola Resort – sustainable barefoot luxury

Filed in Asia, Destination World, Thailand by on October 3, 2020
Zeavola Resort – sustainable barefoot luxury

Despite the rough sea and potential rain, the transfer on Zeavola Resort’s private speed boat from Phuket to Phi Phi Island was a breeze – thanks to our skilled skipper. But regardless of the conditions, I think with my level of excitement to finally be visiting one of Thailand’s best barefoot luxury sustainable resorts, I […]

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hereZeavola Resort green initiatives

Zeavola Resort green initiatives

During our visit to the barefoot luxury Zeavola Resort, the General Manager, Florian Hallerman had promised us a ‘behind the scenes’ tour to show us Zeavola’s green, environmental initiatives in action. Florian’s passion and determination is immediately evident as he talks about their ‘responsible co-existence’.  “It’s all about ensuring a safe and natural environment for […]

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hereRobinson Club Khao Lak

Filed in Asia, Destination World, Thailand by on October 2, 2020
Robinson Club Khao Lak

After a long and somewhat tiring flight via Dubai we arrived at Phuket International to the welcome of sultry night air and the promise of a tropical paradise. We arrived at the Robinson Club Khao Lak just before midnight to a warm welcome, easy check-in, and a late snack supper before tumbling into bed. Awakening […]

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hereThavorn Beach Village & Spa, Phuket

Filed in Asia, Destination World, Thailand, Uncategorized by on September 23, 2020
Thavorn Beach Village & Spa, Phuket

Thavorn Beach Village & Spa, with its private beach, extensive swimming pools and secluded environment, is located on one of Phuket’s last remaining unspoiled private beaches. Nakalay Beach, which can only be accessed through the hotel or the privately owned pier, offers 600 metres of sandy beach and the calm waters of Andaman Sea. The […]

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hereThavorn Palm Beach Resort, Phuket

Filed in Asia, Beaches, Destination World, Thailand by on September 23, 2020
Thavorn Palm Beach Resort, Phuket

Thavorn Palm Beach Hotel in Phuket is located right on the beachfront, within easy walking distance of local bars, restaurants, and nightlife, and only a few steps from the popular Karon Beach. We arrived late in the afternoon, just in time for a quick stroll through the extensive gardens on our way to catch the […]

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hereBangkok – Getting off the Beaten Track

Filed in Asia, Destination World, Thailand by on January 10, 2020
Bangkok – Getting off the Beaten Track

Getting off the beaten track in Bangkok is one way to say ‘NO’ to over-tourism. There’s much to be said about over-tourism, and a quick google search will reveal posts about irate locals protesting their overcrowded cities, island beaches being closed to allow the natural environment to recover and city officials moving Instagram-worthy branding in […]

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hereAn introduction to Intramuros, Manila

Filed in Asia, Destination World, Philippines by on February 11, 2016
An introduction to Intramuros, Manila

Manila, capital city of the Philippines, is a dense mix of urban development and historic settlement. Delegates of AFT 2016 were offered the opportunity to experience part of the city on a pre-show tour. The tour took us into Intramuros, one of the best models of a medieval fort outside Europe. We were entertained by […]

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hereExplore Bustling Bangkok

Filed in Asia, Destination World, Thailand by on July 19, 2013
Explore Bustling Bangkok

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is home to more than eleven million people – a city packed to capacity with both people and cars, one that can easily be dismissed by the ‘eco’ traveller as a no-go. Yet look beneath the traffic, exhaust fumes and high rise buildings and you will find a city that […]

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